British Leprosy Relief Association
Sporotrichoid Nerve Abscess in Borderline leprosy: Rare presentation of downgrading Type 1 reaction
S. Sethi et al.
Sporotrichoid Nerve Abscess in leprosy
aJanakpuri, New Delhi 110 058, India
bMaulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospitals, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi – 110 002, India
Correspondence to: Sumit Sethi, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110 058, India (Tel: +91-9810356484; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nerve abscesses are seen in upper pole of leprosy as a manifestation of upgrading type 1 hypersensitivity reaction. We describe a case of borderline Hansen with sporotrichoid distribution of nerve abscesses, as a manifestation of type 1 downgrading reaction.
Hansen; Nerve abscesses; Borderline tuberculoid leprosy; Downgrading Type 1 reaction